Friday, September 27, 2013

This week we learned:
We learned that heritage includes dancing, music, language, games and holidays.  (Maggie)
I learned that ancestors are people who were born before us. (Brooke)
This week we learned about the three states of matter.  They are liquid, solid and gas.  (Matthew)
I learned about the commutative property.  For example, 5 X 4 = 20 and 4 X 5 = 20. (Ryan)
I learned about the big ideas and seed stories.  Personal narratives need seed stories. (Melanie)

Here are a few pictures that represent our learning...


Tonight's homework:
Read
Share poetry folder

Pajama day on Monday
return party $
bring library card
September 27, 2013
F Day

Happy Friday Chiefs,

I am looking forward to seeing all of your school spirit today.  Remind me to take a picture of everyone in their red, white and blue!  It was a treat to see so many of your parents last night.  They really enjoyed your videos.  Thank you again for working so hard on those!

Please read the message, order lunch and wash your hands.  Next, use your iPad to take a picture of something that represents your learning this week.  After that, I would like you to use the Math Bingo app to practice your multiplication facts.

_____Anna _____, _____Peter, Kaitlyn_____ and ______ will share today.

I look forward to getting a little more spoiled today by all of you!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dear Parents,

Thank you for coming tonight.  I look forward to discussing our class routines and expectations with you.  Please find your child's desk and watch the video that is there for you.  You also should visit the various tables to sign up for a parent/teacher conference or our class parties.  While you wait for things to get started please complete the Daily Common Core Review on your child's desk.  This will give you a sense of what kind of math we are completing this year. You are also welcome to complete the various paperwork on the desk!  I look forward to speaking with you!

Kindly,
Melinda Harvey 
Tonight's homework:
Read
Spelling activity
Math P1-8

overhead photo
ball letter 
library card

September 26, 2013
E Day

Hello Readers,

I hope you are energized for a great day!  _Avery ______________, _Maggie _______`____ and _____Jacob ______ will share today.  

Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, you should tidy up your desk.  Your parents will be here tonight so you want to show off your organizational skills.  After that, please enjoy reading your chapter book.  This is a good time to make sure your list of books read is up to date.  

I hope to call a reading group this morning.  If I didn't see you yesterday for reading, be prepared to come to the table this morning!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tonight's homework:

Read 
Spelling activity

return ball letter
library card
overhead photo form 

September 25, 2013
D day

Hello Scientists,

You did a great job yesterday during our Science stations.  Thank you for being focused, productive and sensible!  This morning, you will go to your last station.  Please read this message, wash your hands and order your lunch.  Next, leave your homework on your desk.  Finally, move to the one station you did not go to yesterday.  

Tomorrow, I will meet with your parents to talk about your time here at I.I. Please be thinking about what parts of our day you think your parents should hear about.  I hope to have your help tomorrow night.

__________Sophia ______, _____Jenna________ and _Brooke ______________ will share today.  Let's have a super day together!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's Homework:
Read
Spelling activity
Multiplication page

return ball letter
bring library card
overhead photo form

music lessons

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013
C day

Hello Writers,

I am so impressed with your efforts yesterday during our writer's workshop time.  Thank you for being so efficient and thoughtful with your work!

Today, _Anna                 Alexa__________, _____________ and _Andre _____________ will share.  After you order your lunch, wash your hands and read the message, please complete page 21 in your pink packet.  After that, you can use the doodle buddy app to design a background for your iPad.  You must include your name and your iPad number clearly on the screen.

I hope to start morning meeting right after announcements.  Please continue to work efficiently.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey


This is the 15th day of school.

Our sentence observation:
We will have time for Science today if all goes well.

Monday, September 23, 2013

This week we learned:

*We learned the states of matter are solid, liquid and gas (Ben)
*I learned how to use the Footpower pad.  (Peter)
*I learned text structures.  One is problem/solution (Melanie)
*I learned that you can put memories in the classroom jar.  (Kalib)
We learned about the wordle.net website.  (Ryan)

Due to a technical difficulty, no pictures are available for last week.  If I can add the pictures later, I will!  Thank you for your understanding!
Homework  for tonight:
Read
Spelling activity
Math P1-7

return ball paper and $
return chorus slip
return overhead photo order
September 23, 2003
B day

Happy Fall All,

I hope your weekend was relaxing, but fun and active!  I am curious to see what some of you have brought to share today.  Nicole _____________, __Mark     Jordyn ____________ and _____________ will share.

Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  Those of you with B day lessons should park your instrument in the elevator room and put your card on my computer.  Everyone should complete page 18 in your Pink Math packet.  After that, please read the poem and put it in the clips of your poetry folder.  I will be around to check your share sheet and collect any forms you have.  

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read
Share poetry folder
return chorus letter
return ball letter

spelling
math
September 20, 2013
A day


Happy Friday Learners,

I am curious to hear what you have learned about this week.  Please be thinking about that as you get started with your day.  After you have read the message, washed your hands and ordered lunch, I need you to complete page 19  in your pink packet. I will be around to collect your homework as you are working.  You can leave all of the forms on your desk for me.

Once your pink packet is complete, please get your ipad.  Take a picture of one thing that represents your learning this week.  Try to be original in your picture.  I hope to have many different pictures this week!

We will finish the GRADE assessment today.  I hope to have morning meeting right after announcements so please be efficient with your work.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Mark ,  Jordyn  and
_Kaitlyn__ will share.

Today is the 13th day of school.
Our sentence observation is: What are your plans for this upcoming weekend?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tonight's Homework:

Read
S.S. p. A13
P1-6
Spelling activity
Chorus slip

Student council letter
wordle.net
photo order

music lessons
September 19, 2013
F Day

Aaargh, Mateys!

I am happy to be here with you today.  Thank you for being flexible yesterday!  ____Andre________, __Kalib_________ and ____Jenna______ will share.  

Please read the message and order your lunch.  While you are up, please also wash your hands.  Your morning work today includes doing page 16 in your pink packet.  If that is finished, you can get your ipad and check out the app called Videolicious.  Can you make it work?

I will be around shortly to collect your homework.  Let's have a productive day!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

p.s. It's talk like a pirate day today!
Homework for tonight:
Read
Spelling activity
Wordle.net (describe yourself using adjectives)
Bring library card
Math P1-5

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013
E Day

Hello Flexible Students,


Today will be an interesting day.  You will have Library today; I am thrilled for you to pick out some books of your own.  You will also have a chance to try Chorus today. On top of all that, we have our overhead picture!  Busy, busy, busy!


Please order your lunch and wash your hands after your read the message.  Next, I need you to complete p. 14 in your pink packet.  When that is finished, please work in your writer's notebook.


Kindly,

Mrs. Harvey

__Andre________, __Kendall __________ and __Maggie________ will share.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tonight's homework:
Read
Page P1-4
Spelling activity
wordle.net describe yourself with adjectives (due Friday)

student council letter

wear red and white
Room Parent's tea
bring library card
September 17, 2013
D day

Dear Scientists,

It makes me sad that we haven't fit in time for Science yet.  I hope to solve that problem today.  Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands. Next, you should pick up a blue science book from your black book shelf.  Take some time to browse through the book.  What topics are interesting to you?  What do you notice about how the book is organized?  Are there any experiments you would like to try?

Once you have browsed through the Science book, please take out your writer's notebook.  Please add an entry to your notebook.  Be sure to put today's date!

We have a lot to discuss at morning meeting.  Remind me to tell you about student council and our new seating arrangement.  _Melanie _____, _
Nicole _________ and _Ryan _________ will share.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

p.s. Melanie, Jenna, Anthony and Jacob have the foot power privilege this morning.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tonight's Homework:
Read

Spelling activity
bring library card

A new week, A new schedule!

September 16, 2013
C Day

Dear Sleepy Students,

Good morning!  I hope your weekend was terrific!  I am happy that the Bills won!  I am also happy to see you as we begin this new week.  I have changed our schedule around a little bit.  I am curious to see if this provides us more time to accomplish our goals.

Please wash your hands and order your lunch after you have read the message.  Next, I need you to complete p.11  in your pink packet.  Finally, you can read the new poem.  Please underline all of the verbs in this week's poem.

Avery ______, ___Alexa ___________ and 
Jacob _________ will share.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Today is the 9th day of school.
Today's sentence observation:
The children filed outside quietly during the fire drill.  

Saturday, September 14, 2013

This week we learned:

I learned more about verbs  (Everett)
I learned about nouns.  (Ben)
I learned about the iPads. (Matthew)
I learned more about arrays.  (Maggie)
I learned about the making memories jar. (Brooke)


Use the pictures below to stimulate a conversation about what we learned this week in school!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tonight's Homework:

Read

share poetry folder



Capturing what we learned...

September 13, 2013
B day

Hello Ipad Users,

I am glad we had a few minutes to use the iPads yesterday.  I hope to use them some more today.  Please wash your hands and order your lunch after you have read the message.

Thank you to Alexa who put a memory in the 4th grade memories jar.  If you have any strong memories from this week, please consider adding to our jar.

Once your area is organized, please pick up your iPad.  Use the camera to capture a picture of something you learned this week.  Try to capture a unique photo that represents your learning.  Once you have taken a picture, you may experiment with some of the apps on the iPad.

____Sophia    _____ Anthony

___________ and Brooke  ____________ will share their arrays today.  I look forward to a great day with you.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tonight's Homework:


Read
Math about me page (include color and pictures)

Finish Goals page

Decorate writer's notebook



Meeting Someone New

September 12, 2012
A Day



Good Morning Spirited Kids,
I am curious to see if you remembered to wear your red or white today!  We will go outside for an overhead picture at 1:05.  

Today, after morning meeting you will have a chance to meet a new person.  His name is Mr. Fenz, and I think you will enjoy his visit.  _____Everett _____, __Ben
 ___________ and Matthew_______ will share.  

After you have read this message, please wash your hands and order your lunch.  If your minion is not yet complete, please finish that.  If you are done with your minion, please enjoy reading your chapter book.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tonight's Homework:


Read

decorate writer's notebook
bring library card

Math P1-2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

First Day of Sharing

September 11, 2013
F Day

Hello Young Americans,

Today is a sober day for our country.  Do you know what happened 12 years ago today?  Today, we remember the lives that were lost in a terrible terrorist attack.  The events changed our country forever.

_____Jack _________, Peter _______________ and __Anna ______ will share.  I am excited to see what real life arrays you have found.

Please read the message, order your lunch and wash your hands.  Next, I need you to finish your minion.  Those of you who are finished may have some Math menu activity time.  Choose an activity to work on at your desk.  Please leave your homework on your desk; I will be around to collect it.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's Homework:

Read

Math page P1-1

Decorate writer's notebook

Bring a picture of a real-world array

Bring public library card

September 10, 2013
E Day


Hello Multipliers,

I am looking forward to learning with you today.  As usual, we have much to do!  We will continue working with factors and products in Math.  We will also learn about verbs in writing.

Please read the message, wash your hands and order your lunch.   Next, please do page 6 in your pink math packet.  If you finish that you can draw arrays on page 3 of that same packet.  I am excited to talk to you more about arrays at morning meeting.

Today's word observation: enthuiastically
Today is the 5th day of school

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's Homework:

Read


S.S. page A1
Begin decorating writer's notebook

Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9, 2013
D Day


Happy Monday,

I am excited to spend a full week with you!  We will continue to learn about our classroom while we get into some serious work.  

Please read the message, wash your hands and order your lunch.  Next, come see me for a poem. You should read through the poem a few times by yourself.  After that, go through and underline in pencil all of the nouns* you can find.  We will discuss the nouns shortly.

If you have time, you can work on your birthday number and then read your book.

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey                                                                               
This is the 4th day of school
Today's word observation: beginning

*nouns are people, places or things.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A peek at our first week!

September 7, 2013

Hello all,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I am proud to say that we survived our first few days together.
On Fridays, we will recap our learning from the week with a special blog post.  Here are a few things my students learned this week:


This week we learned:

I learned about the school and the classroom. (Kalib)  
I learned about multiples.  For example 4 is a multiple of 8. (Peter and Sophia)
We learned how to greet each other. (Alexa)
I learned the square root of 9.  (Jack)


I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know all of my new students.  I wanted to share some pictures from our first week.  This will give you a peek into our classroom.
Getting our lockers was an exciting task on the first day.
I am impressed with the student's stamina for writing.
The kids worked diligently on our bulletin board.

We discussed "Read to Self", and the kids showed how great they are getting into the reading zone!

We began working in our writer's notebooks.






Our class is responsible for one of the hallway bulletin boards this
month.  We are only 1/3 of the way complete, but I love how it looks
so far.  Stay tuned for the finished product!












That is all for this week.  Be sure to check your email as I sent a newsletter on Friday.  In the newsletter, I challenged all of the children to participate in Public Library Card Month.  If everyone in our class has a library card by the end of this month, I will buy the class a pizza.  The card must be in the child's name. Have the child bring the card to school as proof that it exists.  Then, use the card often to check out cool and interesting books!


Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tonight's Homework:

Read

Complete survey

share blog (www.harveyshomebase.blogspot.com

return forms

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Another busy day...

September 6, 2013

C day


Dear Minion Makers,

I am very excited to see how your minions come out today.  I really do believe you are all "one in a minion!"  I am pleased with our first two days of school, and I am looking forward to the third.

Please read this message, wash your hands and order your lunch. If you have notes, turn them into me.  You can hold on to your homework. Next, you should continue working on your birthday number.  The paper can be found the chalk tray, behind the screen.  We will work on your minions after today's special which is Art.  You will also have Phys. Ed this afternoon.

Today, you will experience Math workshop again.  I hope to teach you another Math activity today.  I also hope we get some time to work in our writer's notebook today.  Be thinking about all the many things you are; we will write about that later!

Kindly,
Mrs. Harvey
Tonight's Homework:


Read

Fill out first page of planner
Subtraction page, form b

return form, planner money, supplies